[goo d-bahy] /ˌgʊdˈbaɪ/
farewell (a conventional expression used at parting).
noun, plural goodbyes.
farewell: a conventional expression used at leave-taking or parting with people and at the loss or rejection of things or ideas
a leave-taking; parting: they prolonged their goodbyes for a few more minutes
a farewell: they said goodbyes to each other
also goodbye, good bye, good-by, 1590s, from godbwye (1570s), itself a contraction of God be with ye (late 14c.), influenced by good day, good evening, etc.
kiss something goodbye
- Goodbye memo
noun See exit memo
- Good call
noun, interjection Good call on the choice of dinner place! Examples based on an accepted referee’s decision
noun 1. cheerful spirits; courage: to be of good cheer. 2. feasting and merrymaking: to make good cheer. 3. good food and drink: to be fond of good cheer.
- Good cholesterol
noun 1. a nontechnical name for high-density lipoprotein